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Writer’s strike threatens 1000 B.C. jobs

As many as 1000 jobs in British Columbia’s television industry could fade to black as the U.S. writers’ strike continues.

Vancouver-based studios aren’t commenting on the strike, which began last week, but veteran publicist Bill Vigars is calling the situation a crisis for B.C. productions.

He says one show, <em>Bionic Woman</em>, starring Michelle Ryan, shut down last Friday, more than a month early.

A source close to the Vancouver production of <em>Battlestar Galactica</em> says that show stops filming tomorrow, although it was supposed to continue shooting until next March.

Vigars estimates another four shows are expected to follow suit, costing at least 150 direct jobs per show, as well as jobs in related industries such as catering or trucking

B.C. film commissioner Susan Croome says different shows have different numbers of scripts ready to shoot but insists no series in the province has reached a point of desperation, yet.

<font size=1>Source: Canadian Press</font>

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Front Page, Headline, Industry News

Writer’s strike threatens 1000 B.C. jobs

As many as 1000 jobs in British Columbia’s television industry could fade to black as the U.S. writers’ strike continues.

Vancouver-based studios aren’t commenting on the strike, which began last week, but veteran publicist Bill Vigars is calling the situation a crisis for B.C. productions.

He says one show, <em>Bionic Woman</em>, starring Michelle Ryan, shut down last Friday, more than a month early.

A source close to the Vancouver production of <em>Battlestar Galactica</em> says that show stops filming tomorrow, although it was supposed to continue shooting until next March.

Vigars estimates another four shows are expected to follow suit, costing at least 150 direct jobs per show, as well as jobs in related industries such as catering or trucking

B.C. film commissioner Susan Croome says different shows have different numbers of scripts ready to shoot but insists no series in the province has reached a point of desperation, yet.

<font size=1>Source: Canadian Press</font>

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Front Page, Headline, Industry News

Writer’s strike threatens 1000 B.C. jobs

As many as 1000 jobs in British Columbia’s television industry could fade to black as the U.S. writers’ strike continues.

Vancouver-based studios aren’t commenting on the strike, which began last week, but veteran publicist Bill Vigars is calling the situation a crisis for B.C. productions.

He says one show, <em>Bionic Woman</em>, starring Michelle Ryan, shut down last Friday, more than a month early.

A source close to the Vancouver production of <em>Battlestar Galactica</em> says that show stops filming tomorrow, although it was supposed to continue shooting until next March.

Vigars estimates another four shows are expected to follow suit, costing at least 150 direct jobs per show, as well as jobs in related industries such as catering or trucking

B.C. film commissioner Susan Croome says different shows have different numbers of scripts ready to shoot but insists no series in the province has reached a point of desperation, yet.

<font size=1>Source: Canadian Press</font>

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